Carly & James

Photos by Mike Plunkett Photography

This wedding was a bit more of an unusual case, and once you read about it, you’ll be thankful that it doesn’t happen often.

We were hired for On the Day Coordination for Carly & James’ Wedding as they lived out of the area and were having their reception in a tipi in a field, so wanted someone to coordinate the day, leaving them to enjoy themselves…at least that was the plan up until the morning of the day before.

We were meeting Carly & James the morning before the wedding anyway to check where everything was and confirm all of the details for the wedding day. When we arrived on site, there were some glum faces. Due to some unusually high winds, it was looking more than likely that they couldn’t have their reception in the tipi, as planned, which was then confirmed a couple of hours later.

Carly & James were understandably disappointed, as it wasn’t going to be the wedding that they’d spent so long planning, but dealt with it incredibly well.

Living elsewhere in the country meant that they didn’t know any suppliers locally, so we were able to step in and book everything that was needed to move to a new location. The couple’s amazing family and friends also rallied around to help decorate the new venue and it looked incredible.

When we talk about this wedding, we barely touch on the actual day itself because there is such a story leading up to it but the wedding day was beautiful and that’s because Carly & James wholeheartedly embraced the changes and simply immersed themselves in each other and their wedding day.

Sam at South Coast Weddings is brilliant! She literally saved our wedding day, after we had to find an entirely new venue with 24 hours notice. Sam stayed with us late into the evening the day before, when she hadn’t even been hired to do anything until the day, but she’s just great like that. She contacted venues, suppliers, even coach companies to take our guests to the new location – nothing was too much for her. What she pulled together looked incredible, and all our guests said you’d never have known how little time it was created in. Thanks to Sam, we still had the best day of our lives (which looked unlikely at one point!)
To summarise, Sam is kind, thoughtful, professional, and very well-connected with local suppliers. She completely puts you, the couple, at the centre of things – she is brilliant and I could not recommend her enough

Carly & James

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